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Old 11-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #301 (permalink)
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I've already seen similar setups, altough back here AFAIK it's currently not legal to repurpose part of a truck frame as a trailer frame...
Neither is it in Belgium.

Some folks have even been pulled over and sent to court for mounting (part of) a car shell as a load on a genuine trailer chassis :roll eyes:

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #302 (permalink)
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really you can't register a home built trailer?
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #303 (permalink)
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really you can't register a home built trailer?
Not anymore.

Even when we could, we still couldn't re-purpose part of a car body into a trailer.


These used to be popular trailers:


Built from Renault R4 vans :


Then came the rule that this kind of conversion was no longer allowed ...

Now, new homebuilt trailer are no longer acceptable.
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That's bs but I suppose the nannies decided it was for your own good (and their brother inlaw has a trailer factory).
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In Brazil we can still repurpose car parts as trailer parts, as long as it doesn't have the same VIN of a retired car. The most usual setup for repurposed car parts into trailers is getting the bed out of a random Chevy truck into an average trailer frame.
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AFAIK this one was made with fiberglass.
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Then came the rule that this kind of conversion was no longer allowed ...

Now, new homebuilt trailer are no longer acceptable.
So was there any reason for this or the government just decide one day they were not going to allow people to build their own trailers?

I have spent hours searching the US news articles for trailer accidents and as far as I can tell most of the accidents have been from people not knowing how to attach a trailer to a vehicle one way or another and not using safety chains. A few were grossly over loaded crashed because they couldn't stop. And fewer were due to a wheel falling off.
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Europeans are letting freedom go away (in many other aspects) due to the "political correctness" that comes along all that nanny-state stupidity.
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European governments are concerned about the freedom to use the roads as faulty trailers regularly cause accidents that block the road.
It seems that the freedom to tow whatever you dream up does not combine with the freedom to keep moving at all on our busy roads.
It is hard to get statistics, but I remember a news item about a road check where all passing trailers were tested and over half the trailers had one or more dangerous problems like non-functioning brakes (on braked trailers), malfunctioning lighting, bad tires or construction faults.

Sure, you can use a trailer constructed from the better half of a car, IF you get it tested and certified.
Unreasonable?
Lets put it this way; I could get better mileage if there were less accidents on our roads.

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